NOTICE: Forest offices scheduled to be closed temporarily for employee training
All Malheur National Forest offices will be adjusting their schedules on April 22 to accommodate the ability of their employees to attend mandatory training.
The Prairie City Ranger District in Prairie City and Emigrant Creek Ranger District in Hines will be closed for business all day on April 22.
The Supervisor’s Office in John Day will remain open for their normal business hours of 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but only have the ability to sell forest products between the hours of 7:45 to 9:00 a.m., and again in the afternoon from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
We ask that you take this into consideration when needing to purchase forest products, such as maps and firewood permits. We appreciate your understanding.
Supervisor's Office/Blue Mountain Ranger District
Hours of Operation: 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
431 Patterson Bridge Rd
Mailing: P.O. Box 909
John Day, OR 97845
Emigrant Creek Ranger District
Winter Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Closed for lunch 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
265 Highway 20 South
Hines, OR 97738
Prairie City Ranger District
Winter Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Closed for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
This is a great destination for berry picking, it is also a wonderful base camp for anyone wanting to hike, hunt or just explore the Malheur National Forest. The Sumpter Valley Interpretive Trail, Davis Creek Trail as well as other great recreational activities are just a short drive from the campground.
At a Glance
03/26/2015: Dixie Campground is not officially closed for, however the entry to the campground is impassible due to snow and ice. Dixie Campground can accommodate a 30' camp trailer including vehicle.
All campgrounds on the Malheur National Forest are first come first serve.
$8/Night for single unit, $4/Night for extra vehicle
Prairie City, OR
Vault Toilet (2)
From the town of Prairie City, OR., travel 8 miles east on Highway 26, the campground will be on the left.
This campground is an excellent place for tired travelers to pull off of the highway for a quiet rest. All of the sites set back amongst ponderosa and lodge pole pine trees. A creek runs through the entrance of the campground helping to muffle the sounds from the nearby highway. A great place for families to stay as a base camp to explore the surrounding forest. This campground becomes more popular during big game hunting seasons in fall and early winter.
Camp fires are allowed at this time.
No. of Sites
10 single site(s), 1 20-50 people group site(s)
No. of Accessible sites
Big Game Hunting
The campground becomes very popular during big game hunting seasons in fall and early winter. Rocky Mountain Elk and mule deer are the primary big game hunted in the area. For more information on regulation and license information please visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
This campground sets amongst ponderosa and lodge pole pine trees. The shade of the beautiful pines provide a wonderful growing area for a variety of shrubs and plants including wild huckleberry bushes and strawberry plants. A great place to pick huckleberries in August.